‘No more motorcycle taxis’ says LTFRB Technical Working Group

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On January 20, the Technical Working Group (TWG) of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Antonio Gardiola Jr. announced that motorcycles-for-hire will be declared “illegal” and will be impounded starting next week.

According to Gardional, during the pre-Senate hearing, they have recommended termination of the pilot study—which served as an assessment of the safety of bikes as public transportation.

Gardional further explained that because of court cases that impede the effectivity of the study, the LTFRB decided to terminate all motorcycle taxis instead and will be considered illegal starting next week.

 

Following the announcement, hashtag Angkas, the most popular player in the motorcycle-for-hire, trended in the Philippines at number 4 on social media platform Twitter.

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Here are some of the reactions from the netizens and mga suki of Angkas:

 

 

What does Angkas have to say? Here’s their short yet heartbreaking statement:

 


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